City legend Suzanne Lappin to depart Glasgow City

It is with incredibly sad news that we announce that Suzanne Lappin will play her final game for Glasgow City this Sunday against Inverness.

We would ask that as many City supporters make it along to the match to celebrate a player who can be described in no other words than a true Glasgow City legend.

Suzanne joined Glasgow City as a fresh faced 16 year old and immediately made her mark scoring the winning goal in her debut with what was to become a trade mark header. Arguably the best player to ever pull on the City orange, Lappin has been part of some of the club’s greatest ever achievements. Perhaps fittingly the most substantial achievement of the club in its history came only in November 2014, when Suzanne rose highest to head City into the Quarter Finals of the Champions 

League, with 3 minutes remaining on the clock. That header and that goal put Glasgow City into a place where no other Scottish team had ever been, and will go down in history forever.

Scoring the goal in the 87th minute against FC Zurich which put City into the Quarter Finals of the Champions League sums up Suzanne’s career at her beloved club. She is our all-time top goalscorer with an incredible 230 goals in 258 starts across all domestic and European competitions, including 173 Premier League goals in 175 starts. To have scored almost a goal per game as a midfielder is truly phenomenal and a feat matched by so very few. Suzanne leaves Glasgow City with an impressive medal haul of League titles, League Cups and Scottish Cups. She has also bagged a number of individual Player of the Year awards as well as international caps for Scotland.

At only 28 years of age, it is with huge regret that Suzanne departs from Glasgow City and of course the Scottish game. However her reason for leaving sums up her attitude to her sport. As a chartered accountant it is proving simply impossible to be able to commit herself as a top level athlete as well as to her profession. The demands of being a Glasgow City player are vast and Suzanne knows it is no longer possible to carry on both. 

Commenting on her decision to leave, Suzanne said, “Leaving Glasgow City is probably one of the hardest decisions I have ever had to make. Since I was 16 years old I have never lived in Glasgow and not been a Glasgow City Player!! That will be a new and strange feeling for me. I have had so many amazing times at this club over the years from our first league title win to treble successes to the Champions League and playing in some of the best stadiums in the world. These are memories that I will treasure for the rest of my life! 

“The time is however right for me to leave the club. Between my work and football I spend very little time with the people who mean the most to me in my life and I want to share and enjoy amazing memories with them now. They have supported me so much in terms of my football and it’s time for me to give a little back. It goes without saying that this club will always be close to my heart and I wish the club all the success in the world. The people at this club are not just team mates to me but friends and I really will miss every single one of them but obviously not as much as they will miss me and my banter! They have one job now - keep my hashtag trending! #OCAC.”

Suzanne’s last match will be this Sunday against Inverness in the SWPL. Kick off is 2.30pm at the Excelsior Stadium, Airdrie.